The PSNI in Derry have confirmed that they are not treating the death of a man in the Waterside area of the city as suspicious.

Earlier, police confirmed that they had received a report that a man’s body was at a house in the Lincoln Courts area at around 7.20am on New Year’s morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamon Corrigan said: "A post mortem has been carried out and we are not treating this death as suspicious. Our thoughts are with the man's family at this difficult time and I would like to thank the local community for giving us space to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death."

Four men aged 63, 33, 32, 31 and a 32-year-old woman who were arrested, were later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Sinn Fein representative for the Waterside, Councillor Christopher Jackson said: “The discovery of a man’s body in the Lincoln Courts area of the city is a shock to the local community.  My sympathies are with the family and friends of the man at this time.

And, DUP Alderman David Ramsey added: “My thoughts are with the family of the dead person at this time. This is extremely difficult for the community.”

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